My Little Railroad Buddy
Originally Posted on The Industrial Lead
I’ve mostly completed the major benchwork for The Industrial Lead. I have a couple of tasks to complete:
Install drawer fasces.
Fix Formica chips with SeamFil
But at least for now I’m able to move out the woodworking tools, clean up the major dust and start focusing on actually building the railroad.
View in youTube: The Industrial Lead – Benchwork Complete
Origianlly Posted on The Industrial Lead
I've been plugging away at finishing the desk and closet. It's been a good way to stay inside while the weather has been rainy.
•The big chore was wiring the
When I built my Halland Yard layout, I decided to build my office desk into the closet. It was primarily a sheet of 3/4″ plywood, supported by lumber across the back and the front sides. The front of the desk spanned the 5′ closet opening. This front portion really began to sag. It was unsupported. I couldn’t shore up the support it with shelf brackets, because I needed the space underneath to roll my file cabinets into it.
I painted the top and underside of the valance Polar White. Then installed the triangle brackets that provide the permanent support for the valance. Next fascia and lights.
I got a little worried about whether 1/8″ hardboard would make the 8″ radius curve around the northeast corner of the valance.
More benchwork today. I started with a tricky section that would be the sub-roadbed where the main layout enters the closet. I spent a lot of time cutting
A couple extra hours of work allowed me to do a little touch up and finish out the valance frame. I had to recut both valance l-girder ledger boards.
Updated April 18th, 2012 at 06:07 PM by gregamer
A nice day and generous parents led me to a construction marathon this afternoon. I spent a total of 8 straight hours cutting, trimming, fixing, gluing,
Progress has really been stifled by rain, sick kids, injury, illness and RAIN. And did I mention rain. So in between the crappy weather and sore body, I’ve been trying
Lowering the Bench
I got all of the brackets and ledger boards installed and then decided to listen to some advice from Alan in my Shelf Bracket Benchwork 1 post. I tested the benchwork with my 3 year old son Patrick and it was too tall. I need the benchwork to be tall enough to fit the kids step ladder
I started benchwork today. I’m using angle brackets from Home Depot; 16″ brackets along the east wall and 12″ brackets
I am designing a modern day HO industrial layout. The layout is inspired by my experiences railroading in Seattle. It will feature Seattle industries that I am familiar with and have worked at as a railroad engineer.
What I want.
Lots of SwitchingModern day equipment like:
70-20 Reefers because these things look awesome tagged up and weathered.Pressure Aide Hoppers. I see alot of these.Corn Syrup tank cars. Sweet."The Hole". Cargill's
Updated February 11th, 2012 at 07:34 AM by gregamer
Halland Yard. Foam roadbed. Ladder started.Shoring up the soft spots. RisersHalland Yard
Updated January 1st, 2009 at 08:18 PM by gregamer
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Rehung Closet ShelvingA Power Strip for all those wall worts.Shoring Up Riverside DriveCloset Shelving
The shelves were already cut, all I needed was to install 2 new vertical brackets. I bought 24" vertical brackets to replace the original 48" brackets.
Future home of wall wort village.
I installed this 4'